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Noun: bending  ben-ding
  1. Movement that causes the formation of a curve
    - bend
     
  2. The property of being bent or deflected
    - deflection, deflexion [Brit]
     
  3. The act of bending something
Verb: bend (bent)  bend
  1. Form a curve
    "The stick does not bend";
    - flex
     
  2. Change direction
    "The road bends"
     
  3. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    "bend the rod";
    - flex, deform, twist, turn
     
  4. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    "he bent down";
    - crouch, stoop, bow[2], scrooch [US]
     
  5. Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    - deflect, turn away
     
  6. Bend a joint
    "bend your knees";
    - flex
     
  7. Interpret or modify (a rule) to fit what one wants to do
    "he often bends the rules"
     
  8. (music) smoothly change the pitch of a note

Derived forms: bendings

Type of: change form, change of shape, change shape, deform, motion, move, movement, physical property, turn

Antonym: straighten, unbend

Encyclopedia: Bending

Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area